Ten Strange Holidays
A fun video that can get the students started thinking about possible holidays they might like to have based on what they are studying. Video is fast moving.
Learn about Boxing Day
Boxing Day is celebrated the day after Christmas in many countries and is known for boxing day sales. (00:55)
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
The many accomplishments of this land and people and why they built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs. How death was what they lived for in some ways.
Ancient Egyptian Religion and Myths
This five minute video explains how their gods formed the bases for many of the country's cultural beliefs and events. The gods are explained and their deeds explained. The images are vivid. A good overview for students. The students might benefit from a word wall filled with the names of the gods and their relationships.
Slumdog Millionaire - Reaction to the Film
This 1:49 video reviews what people who live in the area where this film was made feel about the movie. The importance of this would be in allowing students to see actual sites and see how the people live.
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
In this session, participants see how five middle-level teachers use both formal and informal student/teacher conferences to monitor their students’ progress and help them improve as writers. (58:25)
Multigenre writing offers students a wide range of options for expressing ideas and communicating knowledge. In this session, participants examine two different, but equally successful, examples of this eclectic and engaging writing approach. (58:25)
Interactive Read-Aloud using Looking Back by Lois Lowry-Mentor Texts
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch models an interactive read-aloud of the mentor text, Looking Back by Lois Lowry. A mentor text is a piece of writing that can be used to teach a writer about some aspect of writer's process or craft. This is a good teaching resource for an aspiring writer and for teachers who teach the writing process. (5:09)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight
Astronomy Students Find 1,300 New Asteroids
This video starts at 20 seconds. The video is an interview with students who have used computers to help them discover new asteroids. This might be motivational for students who feel that only professionals can be of help in terms of finding objects in space.
Early Japan Feudalism
During the 600s, Japan used China as a model of knowledge for their country. Nobels and officials would be sent to China for "selective borrowing" (Japan selecting the best part of Chinese culture while preserving their own unique identity). Japan created government and writing systems that are similar to the Chinese. During the Heian Period (794-1185), Japan created highy refined culture and arts. Proper etiquette, appearance, and education was very important. This eight minute video is a lectu
Ch - Phonics - Digraphs
This brief video is an introduction to the ch digraph. Words in the video are: chalk, chain, cheese, chick, chicken, chocolate, cherry, and watch.
Obesity is a problem that is affecting many children. Too many children sit in front of the computer or the video games instead of playing outside. This PSA discusses those issues.
Let's Move: Michelle Obama on Childhood Obesity
A two minute video about what Michelle Obama learned and how she is trying to create community awareness of the challenge of childhood obesity.
Search For Life In the Universe
In this University of Southern California program, Robert Kuhn hosts a group of distinguished panelists in a discussion of what may lie beyond our world. Humans have long wondered whether life exists beyond our home planet. In recent years, a host of new technologies have given scientists the ability to discern the atmosphere of an extra-solar planet so distant, it can't even be seen. Scientists have detected the presence of dozens of new planets circling stars similar to our own sun. To top thi
Mysteries of Deep Space: Pulse of Alien Life
Is there an answer for the age-old question: Is anyone out there? For older middle school and high school students. Run time 20:05.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds
The modern search for extra-solar planets. Is there an answer for the age-old question: Is anyone out there? For older middle school and high school students. Run time 21:41.
The Search For Earth-Like Planets
"The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever-pitch. Does the evidence so far help shed light on the ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth just a beautiful, lonely aberration? If things dont work out on this planet or if our itch to explore becomes unbearable at some point in the future, astronomers have recently found out what kind of galactic real estate might be available to us. We'll have to develop advanced transport to land there, 20 light years away. The q
What is Astrobiology?
This video from the Science and Technology Chat series introduces astrobiology, a field of science concerned with finding life elsewhere in the universe. Learn how astrobiologists study the conditions in which life emerged on Earth and complex organisms evolved, and how this knowledge helps them in their search for other planetary bodies capable of fostering life. The video features remote-sensing technologies, such as satellites, and mechanical rovers that can collect data from other planets or